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Miriam Maes (Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority)

Maes Joins Port of Rotterdam Supervisory Board

the field of sustainability.   Maes is a Dutch national and lives in London. She is a graduate of Nyenrode Business University. Maes is Chair of the Supervisory Board of the listed BEL 20 firm Elia Group (Belgium), as well as serving on the supervisory boards of Urenco (U.K.), Ultra Centrifuge Netherlands (Netherlands), Vilmorin & Cie (France), Assystem (France), and Naturex (France)

Photo: Kalmar

Kalmar Organizes Idea Creation Challenge

 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will organise a idea creation challenge, Kalmar Co-Create, during TOC Europe that will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.    The two-day event organised on 12-13 June 2018 aims to discover disruptive ideas to specific customer challenges in container handling industry through co-creation with terminal operators, solution providers and development partners.   "We at Kalmar want to shape the industry through promoting openness and collaboration. We have invited three teams from our partner network to work on specific customer pains. TOC

André Meijer (Photo: Huisman)

Meijer Steps Down as Huisman CEO

of heavy construction equipment for on- and offshore companies. The equipment, either being stand-alone to highly engineered and integrated systems is designed and manufactured under own management, from concept to installation and service. The operations are divided between the offices in The Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Norway, Singapore and the USA and the production facilities in The Netherlands, Brazil, Czech Republic and China

Jurgen Polderman (Photo: GAC)

GAC Branching Out in the Netherlands

New offices boost Schiphol freight services and oil and gas support from Den Helder   GAC Netherlands announced it is expanding its range of services with the opening of two new branches to offer air freight solutions at one of northern Europe’s key airports and dedicated support for the North Sea oil and gas sector.   From 15 June, the newly opened Schiphol office will offer clients both air and sea freight logistics, clearing and forwarding solutions, as part of the global GAC Group's strategic plan for northern Europe. The addition of air freight solutions extends the range of

Paul Smulders (Photo: Radio Holland)

Smulders Appointed CEO of Radio Holland

returns to Radio Holland where he started his career ashore in 1989 as sales engineer deepsea, after a career at sea as nautical officer. From 1993 on he fulfilled various positions, such as sales manager for the Radio Holland Hong Kong sales activities in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and in the Netherlands as Area Sales Manager and Managing Director of Radio Holland Netherlands. Paul played a pivotal role in growing a successful Radio Holland organization, renowned as specialist in NavCom and Maintenance in the global maritime industry.   In 2012 he left Radio Holland to become CEO at Netwave

Roel de Graaf (Photo: Netherlands Maritime Technology)

Graaf Named MD of Netherlands Maritime Technology

Roel de Graaf will take UP the position of managing director of Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT), beginning July 1, 2016 as the successor to Peter Zoeteman, who served as managing director of the trade association from May 2013 to June 2016.   “We are pleased to welcome a new managing director who is so familiar with the many aspects of the maritime sector,” says Hans Voorneveld, chairman of NMT.    “Roel is a passionate shipbuilder who has worked for both yards and marine equipment suppliers. He will lead the NMT organization in tackling the challenges faced

Hans Laheij will become the new Vice President Sales & Marketing at SCHOTTEL GmbH on 1 September, 2016. (Photo: SCHOTTEL GmbH)

Laheij Named VP at SCHOTTEL

2016, Hans Laheij will take over as Vice President Sales & Marketing at SCHOTTEL GmbH, assuming the responsibilities of Dr. Jens-Erk Bartels, who is retiring. Hans Laheij has extensive experience and expertise in the area of ship propulsion. After earning a degree in Business Administration in the Netherlands, he began his career with Lips BV in the Asia/Pacific region. Upon his return to the Netherlands and following the takeover by Finnish competitor Wärtsilä, he steadily took on greater responsibilities: assuming a management position in Singapore in 2005 and, as of 2011, serving in Shanghai

Firdaus Hadi

Demand for EPRS Means Expansion for IRM Systems

IRM Systems, the independent authority in the design of emergency pipeline repair systems (EPRS), announced that it has expanded its staff to meet growing demand for its services. The new full-time personnel are based at its headquarters in the Netherlands.   Over the course of this year, IRM Systems has landed four new clients, and have had new work contracted with existing ones.  Growth is consistent with its business strategy and the increased demand made it clear that the company required additional capacity within its core team. The three new employees are Senior Engineer Firdaus Hadi

Kris Nieuwenhuis (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal Appoints Nieuwenhuis as Sales Manager

EPIRB with memory capsule for VDRs and growing sales of the established SafeSea range of GMDSS products. Nieuwenhuis joins the safety and communication specialist following a three-year spell as Sales Manager at world leader in AIS technology and Ocean Signal distributor True Heading in the Netherlands. He gained further technical experience and understanding of navigation and safety planning and bridge layout on large vessels through previous engineering-based roles at Amels Shipyard and Feadship Shipyards. From his base in the Netherlands, Nieuwenhuis will work with the company’s

Piet W. Besselink

Besselink of Royal HaskoningDHV Quits

together. Making a shift now enables me to take a next step in my career. I will take time to explore the opportunities,” he said.   Since joining the company in 1989 Mr Besselink has been involved in preparing and carrying out numerous infrastructural and water management projects in the Netherlands and other countries.   “We want to express our greatest appreciation and gratitude for the way Piet contributed to the growth and success of the company. Piet is well-known as the face of Royal HaskoningDHV, with a special focus on the Netherlands. His broad engineering expertise

Ben Oudman (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Taps Oudman as Regional Manager

of relevant experience to his new position from both within DNV GL and outside the company. Oudman joined DNV GL in 2013 and has previously held senior positions in Phillips and Kiwa Technology.  In his previous role, he was Country Manager for DNV GL’s Oil & Gas operations in The Netherlands, leading a team covering technical advisory, technical assurance-verification and risk management advisory services across the gas value chain, LNG and pipeline segments. Oudman holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Oudman

Ralph Lobbe, Business Development Manager Africa at Mammoet, elaborates on possibilities for Engineered Heavy Lifting and Transport.

Tanzania: The Next Hotbed of Construction & Energy Activity?

the use of local people we only speak about the upstream sector - what about the downstream sector?" asks another. The Dutch representatives state that they have a solid reputation when it comes to such matters and corporate social responsibility in general. Minister Ploumen explains that The Netherlands is involved in the construction of a biogas plant in Tanzania. According to her, it is evident that The Netherlands shows interest in more than only the large gas projects. The Netherlands is a responsible partner, is the message that is conveyed in Mozambique and Tanzania. Source: Het Financieele

Jan-Arie Sepers (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Names Sepers Netherlands GM

Jan-Arie Sepers has returned to Radio Holland, where his career began 26 years ago. On October 3 he started as General Manager of Radio Holland Netherlands, after a career at Nokia.   Sepers started at Radio Holland in Rotterdam as a service engineer in 1990 after studying electrical engineering. A year later he was transferred to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates where he worked as Middle East service manager for six years. In 1998, he returned to Rotterdam as service manager. After that, his ambitions took him to another industry and he joined Nokia. In Italy he set up mobile networks and sold

Karin Orsel (Photo: ISWAN)

Orsel Joins ISWAN Board

The International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has announced that Karin Orsel has joined the board as a trustee. Orsel is the Chief Executive Officer of MF Shipping in the Netherlands, President of WISTA International, and Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping.   ISWAN is the international NGO that works to improve the welfare of seafarers worldwide. ISWAN is a membership organization that works with shipowners, maritime companies, unions, welfare organizations, and governments. ISWAN runs the 24 hour helpline for seafarers, SeafarerHelp and a

Craig Jessup Photo  LinkedIn

Jessup Appointed Sr.VP in Kalmar

was in charge of the global Services business of ABB's Robotics division as VP Customer Service as well as the Worldwide Head of Service Technology. Craig, who has both US and French citizenships, has lived and worked in several countries, including the USA, Canada, France, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, USA and holds an MBA from INSEAD, France. Craig will be based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.   "Craig brings with him in-depth experience and an excellent track record from the global services business. Driving

 Kineteco senior technical manager Max Sheppard. (Photo: Kineteco)

Kineteco Expands Distributor Network

Kineteco International, a U.K. spring starter manufacturer, appointed a new European and Russian distributor to push export sales. Kineteco added Hatraco, a Netherlands-based supply company, which will be tasked with increasing sales and raising Kineteco’s profile across continental Europe and Russia, aside from the Benelux countries.    This deal follows the earlier appointments of Atlantic Diesel Services (ADS) as UK distributor and Kemper en Van Twist (KVT) for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.   Kineteco currently sells around 1,000 spring starters a year and has

Sylvia Boer (Photo: Damen)

Damen's Boer Secures WISTA Post

Damen’s Head of Communications, Sylvia Boer, has recently been appointed President of the Netherlands chapter of WISTA – the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. WISTA the Netherlands was founded in 2000 and currently has 140 members from across the maritime industry. WISTA the Netherlands focuses on a number of priority topics affecting the industry. Amongst these are sustainability, new technologies, big data, health & safety, cyber security, block chain, developing cultural sensitivity and last, but by no means least, clean oceans. WISTA has 3,000

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